# [texhax] Blank first page problem (how to remove?)

Johnny yggdrasil at gmx.co.uk
Sat Jun 4 19:24:19 CEST 2011

Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> writes:

> On Jun 2, 2011, at 2:03 PM, Johnny wrote:
>
>> Short story:
>> When running pdflatex on a simple test .tex file, I get a blank page
>> before the first page, why is this and how can I get rid of it?
>
> Does the blank page only show up when you print the document or also
> settings have changed to produce a log page'' that is blank?
>
No, the blank page appears in the pdf viewer so it is not the printer
settings. I am totally puzzled and even the most simple document sill
produce a blank first page. In fact, removing /all/ content (no text, no
index, no nothing exept the necessary preamble and \begin,
\end{document} statements produces exactly one blank page. Inserting
text into the document, it will always appear from the second page and
the first blank page always remains. ??? I am totally puzzled!

Regards,
--
Johnny